Important Message To Our Loyal Customers Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

March 25th, 2020

With COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) dominating headlines around the globe, we wanted to take a moment to let you know that our technicians are taking appropriate and recommended precautions against virus transmission.

Whether at home, in the workplace, or out in the field, they have the information and supplies that they need to protect themselves, their coworkers, and their clients.

Our commitment to your complete satisfaction is exceeded only by our commitment to your health and safety.

If you’ve scheduled service with us already, or are thinking of doing so, rest assured in knowing that the technician coming to your residence is coming prepared not just to do the job, but to do so in the safest manner possible.

Thank you for choosing to work with us. We’re all in this together, and the least we can do is continue to guarantee your comfort!


Sincerely,
The A/C Guy of Tampa Bay Team

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What a “Split System” Air Conditioner Is

July 26th, 2021
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One of the best friends your house can have is central air conditioning in Tampa, FL for the hot summers. You only have to make an adjustment to the thermostat, and cool and refreshing air begins to move through the ducts to the rooms. Easy and convenient—and hard to imagine getting through a summer without one.

The type of central air conditioner that your home probably uses is called a split system. You may have heard this term used, or heard about an alternative called mini splits, and wondered what those terms specifically mean. We’re going to give you a basic rundown on split systems and what makes other ACs different. 

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How Long You Can Expect Your Air Conditioner to Last

July 12th, 2021
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You know that any major appliance in your house has a limited service life. Proper care can push an appliance to several extra years, but at some point it will wear down beyond where repairs are cost-effective. 

You’ve probably wondered about how long your central air conditioning system will last. This is natural in our hot and humid climate where ACs are vital for making it through much of the middle of the year. Considering all the work your air conditioner puts in during summer, how many years can you expect to have it before you need a new AC installation in Tampa, FL? Below we’ll look into the question and offer some advice about air conditioning replacement.

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How UV Air Purifiers Can Help Your Home

June 28th, 2021
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It is no secret that homes across the US have frequent problems with maintaining good indoor air quality. Modern homes are designed to prevent the loss or gain of heat through open areas. While that can ensure that indoor temperatures remain cooler or warmer than outdoor temperatures, depending on the season, it also means that there is little chance for fresh air circulation to clean out the concentration of airborne contaminants inside.

Here in Palm Harbor, one of the biggest concerns we face for indoor air quality is through contaminants like mold spores, viruses, and bacteria. The high humidity in the area makes it easier for mold to develop in parts of our homes, causing mold infestations. The presence of microbes also increases the chances of you getting sick by breathing in these contaminants.

Fortunately, installing an air purifier in Palm Harbor, FL, can help you get rid of the problem. Air purifiers come in different shapes and forms. Today, we will discuss ultraviolet (UV) air purifiers and how they can make your home better.

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Drip, Drip, Drip: Why Your AC Makes That Sound

June 1st, 2021
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One of the best ways you can discover that it’s time to call us for AC repair in Palm Harbor, FL is by listening for unusual sounds coming from the air conditioner’s cabinets. These warning sounds include rattling, creaking, hissing, bubbling, shrieking, and screeching. 

But what about the sound of water dripping? This is a normal noise you can expect to hear from your AC, but we’ve found that people are a bit confused about why they hear water inside their air conditioners. ACs don’t use water to cool down the air, so where is this water coming from?

We’re going to answer this question, not just because it’s an interesting bit of trivia, but because it will help you understand the condensate drainage system of your AC. This information can come in handy in the future if the cooling system malfunctions.

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Old R-22 Air Conditioner? It’s Time for an Upgrade

May 17th, 2021
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We can handle all types of air conditioning repair in Dunedin, FL whenever our customers have cooling trouble. We’d like to think there’s nothing we can’t repair, but of course there are times when an AC is too old and worn for a repair to be worth it. In those cases, the best step is to have a new air conditioning system installed.

There is one repair that we can’t do. Actually, a repair we’re not allowed to do, and that is fix an old R-22 air conditioner that has a refrigerant leak. This is why we strongly recommend that our customers with R-22 air conditioners have them replaced as soon as possible.

Aren’t sure what we mean by an “R-22 air conditioner”? We’ll explain more below.

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How Cool Can My AC Make My House?

May 3rd, 2021
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There’s probably some point where you’ve sat behind the wheel of a car, looked at the speedometer, and wondered, “How fast could I really drive this thing if I wanted?” Would it go as fast as the upper limit on the speedometer? Would it fall short, or maybe go faster?

We don’t encourage you to try this, of course, but we understand the desire. We can apply this to the air conditioning system in your house. You look at the thermostat settings and see the lowest temperature (usually 60°F). Can the AC make your house that cool? Even cooler? Is there a limit on what your AC can do when removing heat from the house to lower the temperature?

Yes, there is a limit. We’ll explain more below.

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“Fan Only” vs. “Air Conditioning”: What’s the Difference?

April 19th, 2021
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In our last post, we explored a topic that’s always popular with homeowners: ways to save money. Specifically, how to lower the cost of cooling a home in the summer. It’s not hard to find ways to reduce how much you use your AC, and our technicians can help out with installations like dehumidifiers and high-efficiency ACs.

We didn’t touch on one way to lower AC costs in the last post, which is “fan only” mode. We’re going to address it here because it’s not exactly a way to save money, but it’s something important to know about.

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Beating the High Cost of Staying Cool: Our AC Tips!

April 5th, 2021
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The cost of heating a home in Florida during the year can be steep. Not only do we have intensely hot summers, we also have high humidity that makes it even hard for people to stay cool. Our summers are also long, with hot weather stretching through both spring and fall. 

We can’t work any magic that will make cooling your home free. But we can offer some advice about lowering how much it costs to get through a summer with your air conditioning in Tampa, FL. You may not have realized the way energy goes to waste and what you can do to turn it around.

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Is This the Year You Get a High-Efficiency AC?

March 22nd, 2021
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We can’t answer this question for you, not in a blog post. But if you are in the position of considering replacing your current mid-efficiency air conditioner with a high-efficiency one, we can help you with the decision. When it comes to an AC installation, you always want the assistance of professionals from early in the process. You must have pros to put the system in place and connect it so it works its best (as well as dispose of the previous unit). But you also need them to help you pick the ideal new AC for your needs and see that it’s correctly sized. 

So let’s talk a bit about high-efficiency air conditioners. When you’re ready to take the next step, call our team for air conditioning service in Oldsmar, FL and we’ll get you headed in the right direction.

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Good News: It’s About Time to Prep Your AC for Warm Weather!

March 8th, 2021
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It’s true that warm weather could always be around the corner in Tampa Bay, even in January. We never experience deep cold winters. But we do have seasonal changes, and we’re coming to the point where we’ll start to enjoy warm weather almost every day. That’s great for those of us who love living in the Sunshine State.

And what better way to celebrate the coming of warm weather than to have your AC maintained!

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